VHF’s Evening Lectures offer illustrated talks that look at the history of Vancouver, covering the events, movements and people that shaped our city. The talks are co-hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation.
Spring 2019 Lectures
The Francophone Pioneers of Vancouver: A Little-known History and Legacy
Tuesday April 30, 7:30pm to 9pm
Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, 1630 W 15th Ave
Register here, $16/$10 (with a valid student ID)
The first Francophones in BC were the voyageurs that facilitated the travels of European explorers into the territory. It is thus not surprising that they were well represented among the early settlers of both Victoria and Vancouver. Their still extant commercial buildings in the older sectors of Vancouver indicate their influence in commerce, industry and culture. Maurice Guibord, President of Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique will bring these now obscure early Vancouverites to light and highlight their significance in the region’s history and landscape.
This lecture earns 1.5 Non-core LUs from AIBC